Professional Prompter Rental Package
New York – Hollywood
Pro Prompter Package consists of:
19″ Teleprompter Monitor, Medium Wide Angle hood, bracket and glass, Gold Plate, 25m composite cable Full Assembly Weight: 6.6 kgs ␣ Glass: 70:30 transmission with internal anti-reflective
- Reading Range 4.5 m (15 ft)
- Brightness 400 nits
- Resolution 720 x 400P
- Contrast Ratio 500 : 1
Composite Standard NTSC, PAL, SECAM
- Power Input 12V DC (2.1 mm jack)
Teleprompter (Autocue) comes with professional operator, laptop, software, delivered in NYC or LA. Also available with delivery charge in entire NYC Metro area.
Call 212-219-1075 American Movie Company www.americanmovieco.com Also available: Interrotron, Presidential Prompter 24/7 Teleprompter Service in Los Angeles and New York City.
Candice is also an experienced executive speech coach. So in the LA area ,if you need any help writing or delivering a speech give a call and she will be there with or with out prompter!
A bit of history for you:
An autocue (also known as an teleprompter or telescript) is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. Using a teleprompter is similar to the practice of using cue cards. The screen is in front of and usually below the camera lens of a professional video camera, and the words on the screen are reflected to the eyes of the presenter using a sheet of clear glass or specially prepared beam splitter. Light from the performer passes through the front side of the glass into the lens, while a shroud surrounding the lens and the back side of the glass prevents unwanted light from reflecting into the lens.
As the speaker does not need to look down to consult written notes, he or she appears to have memorizedthe speech or be speaking spontaneously, and will look directly into the camera lens. Cue cards, on the other hand, will always be placed away from the lens axis, making the speaker look at a point beside the camera, which leaves an impression of distraction.
The TelePrompTer Corporation was founded in the 1950s by Fred Barton, Jr., Hubert Schlafly and Irving Berlin Kahn. Barton was an actor who suggested the concept of the teleprompter as a means of assisting television performers who had to memorize large amounts of material in a short time. Schlafly built the first teleprompter in 1950. It was simply a mechanical device, operated by a hidden technician, located near the camera. The script was printed on a paper scroll, which was advanced as the performer read. In 1952, former President Herbert Hoover used a Schlafly-designed teleprompter to address the Republican National Convention in Chicago, IL.
The first personal computer–based teleprompter, Compu=Prompt, appeared in 1982. It was invented and marketed by Courtney M. Goodin and Laurence B. Abrams in Hollywood, California. The custom software and specially-redesigned camera hardware ran on the Atari 800 Personal Computer, which featured liquid smooth hardware-assisted scrolling. Their company later became ProPrompt, Inc., which is still providing teleprompting services over 28 years later. Other paper-based teleprompting companies – Electronic Script Prompting, QTV and Telescript – followed suit and developed their own software several years later, when computers with enough graphics power to provide the smooth scrolling text became available. In January 2010 Compu=Prompt received a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for “Pioneering Development in Electronic Prompting”.
Jess Oppenheimer, producer-head writer of I Love Lucy, claimed credit for the original concept of the “in-the-lens” teleprompter and was awarded U.S. patents for its creation. First used by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 1953 to read commercials on-camera, it soon became a staple for television news.
As late as 1992, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was still using an early mechanical teleprompter.
In the mid-1990s, QTV (a US-based company, now part of the Autocue Group) pioneered use of TFT-LCD monitors with its award-winning “FDP-9”, rather than the traditionalCRTs. This enabled significantly less weight on the camera and improved portability. They also were first to introduce high-brightness monitors, enabling prompters to be used in direct sunlight. In 2001, QTV pioneered voice controlled prompting. However, in 2005, Autoscript improved upon the concept and introduced Voice Activated Prompting. With its partner Sysmedia, Autoscript developed a prompter that required no peripheral to control the scroll of the prompter. The voice-activated prompter simply scrolled at the speed of the presenter’s speech.
The word teleprompter, with no capitalization, had become a genericized trademark, because it is used to refer to similar systems manufactured by many different companies. The United States Patent Office does not have any live trademarks registered for the word “teleprompter”, but this does not rule out the possibility of a company enforcing the trademark without registering it. Some other common generic terms for this type of device include:
- electronic speech notes
- cueing device
- idiot board (slang)
- Autocue (in certain Commonwealth countries)
Teleprompter – keep it in mind!
IYF 10″ beamsplitter / hood
2.8 Pounds without monitor
1000 NTS 10″ High Bright Monitor 1.7 Pounds
Power D Tap, Anton Bauer, 4 Pin XLR (cables included) or included Sony Batteries
Wireless Option Available $195
Adaptors included for 15 mm and 19mm rods
Composite, HDMI and VGA inputs
Sturdy Aluminum Frame